A guest article by Suzzane Edwards. You too can be part of this great knowledge sharing community. Take a look at our guest blogging guidelines.
Once in a while, we come across blogs that just makes us feel irritated. While there are so many great writers, bloggers and online writers in today’s Blogosphere, there are simply those who irritate you effortlessly – either on purpose or inadvertently.
This article lists seven of the most irritating things that make even the most loyal follower heading out your blog. And if we’re not too careful, we too might fall into this pitfall. So before you get your readers annoyed, here are six of the most annoying things you could do to leave your readers irritated.
You simply don’t know what you’re talking about
An informative blog, from the name itself, should inform and informing means telling what you know – but what if the blogger doesn’t seem to know what he’s talking about? – That’s a deal breaker.
The reason why most expert bloggers advise blogging about things you are passionate about is that it would be easier for you to communicate and explain such topic. If a blogger doesn’t know what he’s talking about, it will surely manifest which can lead to the lost of his online reputation.
The know-it all blogger
A blogger who doesn’t know what he’s talking about is irritating but what about a blogger who knows what he’s talking about… but seems to rub his ingenuity and expertise all over your face.
To put it in its simplest terms, nobody loves know-it-alls.
Injecting humor into a blog is a tried and tested method of attracting readers and loyal followers but what if your humor is just so horrific that it scares away your visitors? – might as well be serious.
You’ll just irritate your readers with your failed attempts at humor.
Grammar, punctuation and spelling mistakes… over and over again
Grammar, punctuation and spelling are important in blogging. The argument that blogging is different from academic writing is quite silly. While you don’t need superb academic writing expertise when blogging, you should at least make it a point to write in an error-free manner.
Check your grammar for God’s sake.
Pop ups and audios and videos that automatically play
Pop ups will scare away visitors. Audios and videos that automatically play, on the other hand, breeds hatred – well, not really but they will also scare away your blog’s visitors.
Excessive advertising banners – too desperate in making money!
Excessive adverting banners are a sign that you are really desperate in making money with your blog. A blog splashed with banners only creates a perception that you’re living under the bridge on less than a dollar a day but also makes your blog look too cluttered.
With the millions of blog scattered all over the Blogosphere, nobody would be desperate enough to live with your excessive advertising banners.